Mozilla postpones 'Modern' version of Firefox, again

Mozilla postpones 'Modern' version of Firefox, again
Mozilla has confirmed that its Windows 8 'Modern' version of Firefox has been postponed, again, this time until January.

The company had estimated an early December launch for the touch version of the browser, following two prior delays.



A "Preview Release" will still be released on Tuesday along with the alpha build of Firefox 26.

"The goal of the Metro Preview Release is to gather feedback and defects from the larger Aurora community," Mozilla noted. "Whether or not the Metro Preview Release will graduate from Aurora to Beta and Release channels is still to be determined. At a minimum, it should significantly increase the number of testers and feedback."

Mozilla started developing their Modern edition 18 months ago, with a very basic preview released alongside Windows 8 in October 2012. At the time, the company expected the browser to be completed by January 2013. That clearly did not happen.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 16 Sep 2013 23:52
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Firefox Windows 8 Modern UI
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  • 2 comments
  • Bozobub

    Oh, dear god, please no.

    I hate the Metro interface more than beets. And I despise beets.

    17.9.2013 02:54 #1

  • Mrguss

    Why no just skip "The Browser" and go for the OS.
    - W8 socks anyway. Just saying.

    +5000

    17.9.2013 14:22 #2

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